Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Alcohol News - 11/2014

BBC News - Alcohol-related brain damage report highlights concerns
A report into alcohol-related brain damage (ARBD) should serve as a "wake-up call", Alcohol Concern Cymru said.
NHS Choices - Alcohol at end of aisles linked to 'boosted sales'
“Putting alcohol and fizzy drinks at the end of supermarket aisles does make us buy more,” the Mail Online reports.
Los Angeles Times (USA) - About 88,000 U.S. deaths each year traced to alcohol use, study says
Alcohol is responsible for about 88,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, according to a new government report on the toll of excessive drinking. (Ireland) - Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children
DRUG AND ALCOHOL abuse, mental illness and social isolation are the main causes leading to care proceedings, according to the latest reports by the Child Care Law Reporting Project.
Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey) - 84.9 pct of Turks ‘don’t drink alcohol,’ according to Health Ministry
Some 84.9 percent of Turks say they do not consume alcohol, according to a Health Ministry study titled “Health and Nutrition in Turkey” conducted among 44,607 participants.
EurActiv (EU) - Lawmakers urge alcohol curbs on minors
The European Parliament's Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) has voted on Monday (10 March) in favour of an EU proposal to reduce alcohol consumption by minors.
YLE News (Finland) - New health chief backs calls for tighter alcohol laws
As the Health Ministry draws up new laws on the sale of alcohol, the new head of Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) says he supports further restrictions on the sale of beer and cider.
Forbes (USA) - Update On Binge Drinking Among College Students: From Bad To Worse
Recent data on college age drinking from NIH, specifically the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)–its first update since an initial review in 1976– has brought to light the significant consequences of binge drinking among college students.
ABC Online - Community action 'not enough' to reduce alcohol harm
Community action does little to curb the severe problems arising from risky drinking behaviour, say authors of a new study. (Ireland) - Alcohol Forum says alcohol is wreaking havoc on communities around Ireland
Over the week communities throughout Ireland will get involved with activities to raise awareness of issues surrounding alcohol such as family problems, assaults, crime and anti-social behavior.
Vancouver Sun (Canada) - Harm reduction program for chronic, homeless alcoholics saves money: B.C. Study
A new study says a program that provides alcohol to chronic, homeless alcoholics reduces emergency hospital visits and arrests, likely saving taxpayer dollars in the long run.
Otago Daily Times (New Zealand) - Cases of women with cirrhosis of the liver multiply
Seventeen women in the South were diagnosed last year with cirrhosis of the liver from drinking too much alcohol.

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